Hemidrachm of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

Greek
Classical Period
387–338 B.C.


Mint: Lokris, Opous (Lokroi Opontioi)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0959.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.25 gm.

Accession Number

00.220

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, wearing bead-necklace and single pendant earring, her hair wreathed with wild barley.
Reverse: Aias (Ajax), son of Oileus, youthful and nude advances to right, carrying a large round shield on his left arm and grasping a dagger in his right hand. He wears a crested Corinthian helmet. On the ground lies a broken spear. On the inside of the shield is a serpent.
Inscription in Greek in the field.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund